News & Articles

October 29, 2013 Universal Operational Insight Blog article entitled "Checklist: How to Select the Right Aircraft Management Company" posted by guest author Dave Weil. read more

October, 2013 At the NBAA Convention during the Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, Dave co-presented on “Aircraft Management Arrangements: Pros and Cons”. read more

December 26, 2012 Universal Operational Insight Blog article entitled "Why Using an LLC to Own and Operate Your Aircraft is a Bad Idea" posted by guest author Dave Weil. read more

December 12, 2012 In the December 12, 2012 issue of Business Jet Traveler, Dave was quoted in the article entitled "Chartering Out Your Jet".

November, 2012 In the November/December 2012 issue of the NBAA's Business Aviation Insider periodical, Dave was quoted extensively in the article entitled "Auditing Your Aircraft Management Company". read more

October, 2012 At the NBAA Convention Dave made presentations at two educational sessions. As part of the Part 135 Hot Topics panel, he updated the audience on the status of the IRS wanting to impose the 7.5% federal excise tax on managed aircraft operations. in addition, Dave and Alan Goldstein, the Director of Finance for Citigroup Executive Services, made a joint presentation on "Demystifying Aircraft Accounting and Budgeting".

May 15, 2012 EBACE update: Dave attended the 12th Annual EBACE show in Geneva, Switzerland. While at the show he listened to the educational session on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS). The recurring theme was that operators felt the "Scheme" was an expensive, bureaucratic and ineffective way to deal with the emissions issue. He also agreed to help TAG Aviation provide an EU-ETS compliance program for U.S. aircraft operators flying to the EU. The show was excellent and very well attended.

May 8, 2012 Universal Operational Insight Blog article entitled "New IRS Taxation of Managed Aircraft: 4 Updates and 3 Questions for Aircraft Owners (Part 2 of 2)" posted by guest author Dave Weil. read more

April 26, 2012 NBAA Independent Contractor Guide released. Dave is a contributing author.
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April 26, 2012 Universal Operational Insight Blog article entitled "3 Critical things to Know about New IRS Taxation of Managed Aircraft (Part 1 of 2)" posted by guest author Dave Weil. read more

April 24, 2012 AINalerts article by Matt thurber: Matt's article entitled "IRS Memo Contradicts Congress' Intent on Ticket Taxes" refers to Dave's article on how to deal with the IRS wanting to impose the federal excise tax on managed aircraft. A link to Dave's article is also provided.

April 4, 2012 Aviation International News article by Matt thurber: Matt's article entitled "IRS Memo Triggers Federal Excise Tax Fears" quotes Dave in several places.

March 27, 2012 ABACE update: Dave attended the ABACE show in Shanghai, China. This was a break-through show for ABACE, with the number of exhibitors and attendees way up. The recurring theme was joint ventures: U.S. operators were teaming with Hong Kong operators; Hong Kong operators were joining forces with mainland China operators. It seems that everyone now wants a piece of the Asian market action, though one wonders how the limited infrastructure will support all the new aircraft coming online there.

October 13, 2011 Annual NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference update: Dave was part of a three person panel presenting on "FLSA Exemptions and Independent Contractors". The other panelists were Greg Ripple, Miller Johnson and John Averill, Insurance Office of America.

October 11, 2011 Annual NBAA convention update: Dave participated on a role-playing panel presentation entitled "Buying A Business Aircraft — Lessons from the Trenches Panel". The other panelists were Frank Polk, McAfee & Taft PC, Stuart Hope, Hope Aviation Insurance, Inc. and Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC.